Great Nicobar is the largest of the Nicobar Islands of India, it is also the southermost point of India. The island covers 1045 km² but is sparsely inhabited. The island was severely affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake tsunami with many deaths, and was cut off from all outside contact for more than a day.
The island has several rivers, including the Alexandra, Amrit Kaur,
Dogmar and Galathea. Virtually all rivers flow in a southern or
southwesterly direction, which is indicative of the general slope of the
terrain across the island. There are undulating hills throughout the island, with the main range running in a north-south orientation. Mount Thuillier, which is part of this range, has the highest elevation of any point in the Nicobars, at 642 m above sea level. Indira Point was submerged in the 2004 tsunami.
Kondul island, high and rocky on its N side, rises to a heigh of 92 m.
The shape of this island looks elongated. Kondul was amongst those
islands that were devastated by the tsunami of 2004. Population of
Kondul Island according to 2001 census is 150. Before tsunami hit this
Nancowry Island lies close S of and overlaps the S end of Camorta Island. Nancowry Harbor, a secure landlocked inlet, lies between them. The E entrance of Nancowry Harbor lies between the SE end of Camorta Island and the NE end of Nancowry Island. The approach to this entrance leads ...
Kabra Island, 63m high, lies in St. Georges Channel almost 3 miles N of Murray Point, the N end of Great Nicobar Island.It is part of great Nicobar group of Islands. It has
thick growth of commercial vegetation. The inhabitants from nearby
Kondul and Little Nicobar islands ...
Trak Island lies 5 miles WNW of Sombrero Point; Treis Island lies 1 mile SE of Trak Island. Both islands are small, reef-fringed, and surrounded by sunken rocks. A rock, which has a depth of less than 1.8m, lies about midway between Treis Island and Sombrero Point.
Trinkat Island, which lies between 1.5 and 2.5 miles E of the S part of Camorta Island, is separated from that island to the W and NW by False Bay and Beresford Channel. Trinkat Island is low, level, and covered by coconut trees. An extensive reef surrounds the island. Morrel Point, ...